MILWAUKEE — Most major cities have food banks including Milwaukee. They also have diaper banks, but Milwaukee didn’t have that until Monday.
“Well, Milwaukee Diaper Mission will be a reliable source for diapers and period supplies for families in need,” Meagan Johnson, the co-founder of the Milwaukee Diaper Mission, said.
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On Monday, cars began driving by Turner Hall in Milwaukee to drop off diaper and period supplies at the kick off event.
“It's important to do because as a community we are suffering, and I think with the pandemic I think families are having a really hard time being able to afford the items they deserve,” Johnson said.
Introducing Milwaukee’s first diaper bank: Milwaukee Diaper Mission pic.twitter.com/5q7u8Eshwo— James Groh (@JamesGroh_) September 21, 2020
To start, the diaper bank will work with just three local organizations.
Maroon Calabash - An equal access community-based doula program.
FAST Fund - Faculty members at colleges provide students with emergency aid.
Ayuda Mutua Milwaukee - Mutual aid group that focuses on Black and Brown communities
Rather than handing out goods to individuals, Milwaukee Diaper Mission will specifically supply organizations with the most in demand products since these are often the first to go.
“So that they’ll never run out, and so that the families they serve will constantly be able to rely on the items being there for them.”
For more information about how you can donate or partner with them, go to Milwaukee Diaper Mission.